Clare Balding health: Presenter discusses her thyroid cancer and invasive treatment

In 2011, Clare gave an update on BBC Radio 2’s French and Saunders programme, revealing she had been given the all-clear for thyroid cancer.

Clare said that she needed no more treatment since having a lymph node removed before Christmas.

Clare added: “I had to have a little operation just before Christmas to take out a nasty little lymph node and there was a worry that I might have to have treatment.

“But I had a lovely letter from my oncologist just after Christmas saying, ‘Hurrah, no more treatment’, so I am very happy about that.”